Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13380 Elected
Liberal 9536
Scottish National Party 8514
Labour 3204

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13726 Elected
Conservative 12332
Scottish National Party 6297
Labour 4437

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 12739 Elected
Conservative 10117
Scottish National Party 8689
Labour 4946

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 14359 Elected
Scottish National Party 8278
Conservative 6774
Labour 5596
Referendum Party 713

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 9245 Elected
Labour 7592
Conservative 6436
Scottish National Party 6433
Scottish Socialist Party 1251

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 15786 Elected
Conservative 10150
Labour 9696
Scottish National Party 6716
Scottish Socialist Party 881

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 14292 Elected
Conservative 10861
Labour 10274
Scottish National Party 8563
Green 789
Independent 272
Scottish Jacobite Party 156

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 22959 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14486
Conservative 7733
Labour 5394
UK Independence Party 1311

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over three hundred party labels, so we have simplified them to these seven simple categories. Of course, most candidates in most elections, and almost every candidate who won, was standing for one of the main parties, but an enormous range of labels have been used by one or two candidates. These groupings have been defined based almost entirely on the party labels, rather than detailed research into party policies, but including words like 'Labour' or 'Conservative' in ...


your party label says a lot about where you stand, and even more about the people voting for you. 'Left' means broadly speaking candidates to the left of the Liberal or Labour parties, 'Right' candidates to the right of the Conservatives. 'Nationalist' means any kind of nationalist, even including Isle of Wight nationalists.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Argyll and Bute CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736022/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 30th November 2021